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by Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always...

by Dan Kraus on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.

However, there were some positive areas over the past year.

Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:

1.    Protected areas continues to grow

Many countries are edging...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?

We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.

As it is that time of year, here are a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 24 2017

By Sarah Cox, DeSmog Canada

The NDP government’s arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts.  

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by Katrine Conroy on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Despite the many rewarding experiences of recent months, I’m grateful to come home for Christmas to the Kootenays and my family. It has been an eventful year in B.C. politics with the election in May resulting in a new NDP government under Premier John Horgan. We promised to make life more affordable, to improve the services people count on, and to create good jobs, and now that we’ve just...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Dec 21 2017

To The Editor:

Dear John Horgan:

Without beating around the bush, this is a “Dear John” letter, both literally and figuratively.  I know that we have only been hanging out for the past months, but my relationship with the NDP goes back quite a ways, long before you came on the scene.  Unfortunately, we have come to a place of...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

To The Editor:

In response to 'From the Leg:' by Linda Larson published on December 11th:

In BC we use an electoral system called 'First Past The Post' (FPTP), a system that most of the developed world has abandoned due to a number of issues — a notable one being 'the spoiler effect' which causes many people to not vote for...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 20 2017
A summary, by  Carol Linnet of DeSmog Canada
 
Site C is a go. Premier John Horgan...
by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Difficult to imagine them getting caught dead in the same room a few weeks ago, but to paraphrase William Shakespeare, “Site C acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

The list of supporters includes the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, B.C. Building Trades, Christian Labour Association and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

We have more fatal crashes than any other region.

Are more drivers in the Southern Interior region of BC notably more stupid than drivers elsewhere in BC? Do so many of us here just not have a clue about winter driving? Or are we so much unhealthier that we have that many more medical crises causing car crashes?...

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